Definition of reassert in English:

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reassert

Pronunciation: /riːəˈsəːt/

verb

[with object]
Assert again: he moved quickly to reassert his control
More example sentences
  • My sane sensible side reasserted itself quickly, but just for one second after seeing a room for let in Brighton, I was about to just up and leave.
  • He had previously helped his father and brothers reassert government control during a period of lawlessness and had served as a Minister.
  • In this way the victim's worth can be reasserted.

Derivatives

reassertion

Pronunciation: /ˌriːəˈsəːʃ(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • And the Germans as a people admired the Nazis' reassertion of German power and prestige, whereas the USSR was a former empire with myriad conflicting national and social allegiances.
  • The new art rock, however, is resolutely white, resolutely middle-class: a reassertion of old cultural hierarchies, not a celebration of their disentangling.
  • In tandem with a reform of the modern Mass, already tentatively under way, the foundations could be laid for a return to dignified worship and reassertion of doctrine.

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